Parasite wood is a kind of mushroom shaped growth that grows on specific kind of tree in Indonesia. The trees are not cut down to make these carvings in fact the deformed growths are cut away from the and the trees are preserved so that the carvers have a constant supply of this abstract material.

Parasite wood is perfect for carving and the artisans can put incredible detail, bring the once parasite on tree to life. As you can see there are many designs to choose from in different sizes, "no" two pieces are the same due to the shape of the wood.

 
 
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